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 Post subject: Re: Ziricote/Cocobolo woods
PostPosted: Wed Jul 09, 2014 10:05 am 
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I tried a handle using a full face shield respirator and did all of the work with the respirator and didn't take the respirator off unless I was outside of the shed, no itchiness! But the full resp. is a PITA during the summer heat :(


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 Post subject: Re: Ziricote/Cocobolo woods
PostPosted: Wed Jul 09, 2014 9:01 pm 
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is there anyway to dampen the wood while it being worked to cut down on dust? Probably a dumb question


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 Post subject: Re: Ziricote/Cocobolo woods
PostPosted: Wed Jul 09, 2014 9:14 pm 
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It will dry out and fly later and the damp dust will stick to everything. These are oily woods and the damp will make them more gummy.


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 Post subject: Re: Ziricote/Cocobolo woods
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taz575 wrote:I tried a handle using a full face shield respirator and did all of the work with the respirator and didn't take the respirator off unless I was outside of the shed, no itchiness! But the full resp. is a PITA during the summer heat :(


I've read enough about allergic reactions and sensitizers that I've been doing all my exotic-wood work with closed goggles, long sleeves, gloves, and a half-face 3M cartridge respirator. It is sweaty and uncomfortable in the New England summer, but effective. Glad you are finding the mask works for you.


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 Post subject: Re: Ziricote/Cocobolo woods
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Yeah, I can't imagine. Apparently (based on an allergy screen), I'm fairly allergic to a few trees' pollen. I've never really noticed as the pollen isn't that concentrated in the air and the nuts themselves don't bother me. The only other thing that I have that level of sensitivity to is cats and, given how bad my skin and eyes get when I hold one, or pet one in a friends house, I can't imagine what the reaction would be to hickory oil/dust in a closed environment.... Guess no handle making without a bubble-boy set up for me



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 Post subject: Re: Ziricote/Cocobolo woods
PostPosted: Wed Jul 16, 2014 5:26 pm 

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Ive heard that a big shop fan blowing behind you, or almost behind you and another exhaust fan behind your grinder can help alot in containing the dust, or atleast getting it away from the operator.



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 Post subject: Re: Ziricote/Cocobolo woods
PostPosted: Wed Jul 16, 2014 5:45 pm 
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Yeah, I have a fan that blows the air out of my shop, but it blows the dust all around my yard and at my house, so that doesn't work either :(


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